In Policy Memo 19-07, the EOIR Director reminds all employees of their duty to report suspected fraud in EOIR proceedings, singling out asylum cases in particular. The policy memo attaches his July 22, 2017 directive on identifying and reporting fraud and abuse.
EOIR's Fraud and Abuse Prevention Program was created as a result of a directive in 2006 by then AG Alberto Gonzales on "Measures to Improve Immigration Courts and th Board of Immigration Appeals." Measure 21 was Referral of Immigration Fraud and Abuse, whereby "the Director of EOIR, in consultation with the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, shall develop a procedure by which immigration judges and Board members may refer cases of immigration fraud and abuse to the appropriate investigative body for appropriate action, including possible future referral to and prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Offices."
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